Melbourne City FC signs Norwegian midfielder Noor Eckhoff

Melbourne City FC can today announce the signing of Norwegian midfielder Noor Eckhoff for the remainder of the 2020/21 Westfield W-League season. 

Eckhoff has represented her country at under 17, 19 and 23 levels and will now be moving overseas for the first time in her career. 

The 21-year-old joins City after spending the last three seasons playing in the Toppserien, Norway’s top-tier.  

Eckhoff played for Lyn and most recently Kolbotn, making over 60 Toppserien appearances and also scoring twice. 

She is a hard-working midfielder who can cover a lot of ground and excels at intercepting the ball and starting counter attacks. 

Melbourne City FC Director of Football Michael Petrillo said: 

“As our last signing for this campaign Noor will add experience and aggressiveness to our midfield. 

“She is a Norwegian youth international, experienced in a top European competition, technically adept and is a proven winner. 

“We look forward to welcoming her into the group as soon as her quarantine period is over.”  

Noor Eckhoff said: 

“The opportunity to go abroad and play at the highest level in a league that is highly rated was very appealing to me. 

“It is a great challenge, and I'm very happy to be a part of Melbourne City which has been one of the leading teams in recent years. 

I hope to add more power in the midfield and make sure our team stays compact in defence and in balance when attacking.”

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